We are more than just rehabilitative care at Core Medical Center. Our medical office also offers patients a variety of physical medicine treatment options.
What Is Physical Medicine?
Physical medicine treats the source of your pain – without invasive, risky surgeries or addictive, expensive medications. The goal of physical medicine is to achieve permanent results.
Physical medicine combines different therapeutic treatments, which may include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Interventional pain management techniques
- Specialized bracing
- Spinal decompression
A Comprehensive, Synergistic Approach
Conventional approaches typically just treat your symptoms. However, our physical medicine doctors examine patients’ functional abilities to identify and treat the underlying cause of your pain or injury.
At Core Medical Center, we provide complete medical care and offer effective, nonsurgical solutions to symptoms such as pain, weakness, numbness, and loss of function. Because our focus is your overall wellness and health, we recommend approaches that can help prevent a problem from recurring in the future.
We also understand that some conditions require the use of prescription medications. While our office does not prescribe controlled substances for pain, we have an on-site physician who can prescribe various non-narcotic pain relievers. In some cases, pain creams that focus the medication directly to the target area can be utilized; these creams will not have a systemic effect as oral pharmaceuticals do.
For example, for immediate, short-term pain relief, we offer topical pain treatments that can be applied directly to the area causing pain. This can be effective and is superior to oral pain medications that can damage internal organs, particularly your liver, or increase your risk of stroke or heart attack. Whenever possible, we prefer treatment methods that advocate a targeted approach to pain management, will not affect your entire body, and are not addictive as many oral prescription pain medications can be.